The Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park offers an exciting network of lift accessed trails from beginner through advanced. Our network of rugged trails take you through spectacular terrain high above the Kirkwood valley, choose a ride that's as challenging or mellow as you please!
Our summer trail network comprises 18 trails in the valley, 11 in the lift accessed mountain bike park and 11.5 miles of single track. The bike park features log rides, pump track and other terrain park features.
Find out about Mountain Bike Passes here or call 209.258.7277 for further information.
Mountain Bike Rentals are available at Summer HQ, find out more here »
In Case of an Accident or If You Get Lost
Call 911 or call 209.258.6000 ext 0, from a cell phone. Wait for someone to answer, do not hang up until all pertinent information has been gathered.
Major improvements and repairs are made on Kirkwood's Mountain during the summer. Please be aware of construction, maintenance vehicles and heavy equipment, and obey any posted warnings. You may encounter construction vehicles on any mountain road. When using these routes be very cautious and yield the right-of-way.
Smoking is prohibited on the lifts and is discouraged on-mountain due to fire danger. Report fires immediately.
At 10,000 feet, exposure to the sun is 40% greater than it is at sea level. We recommend sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or higher as well as eye protection.
Lightning and Thunderstorms
Brief afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains. Seek shelter when you see a storm developing. You are responsible to take proper precautions to include keeping off ridge-lines and staying clear of chairlift houses and towers, power lines, open spaces, lone trees and signposts. Lifts may close on occasion causing delays. Please take this into consideration when planning on-mountain activities.
If you live at a lower elevation, you may tire more easily. Take it easy at first, plan short trips until you are acclimated and drink plenty of water. Some visitors may experience symptoms associated with Kirkwood's high altitude. Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, and dizziness, loss of appetite, restless sleep, coughing and difficulty in breathing. If symptoms persist or if you have a concern about your health, you should seek medical attention.
Be aware, mountain weather changes quickly and there is usually at least a 10 degree temperature difference from the bottom to the top of the lifts. Bring a raincoat and consider a sweater or fleece.
Under California law, you cannot board a lift unless you have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to negotiate or to use such lift safely or until you have asked for and received information sufficient to enable you to use the lift safely. You may not use a lift when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Please lower the bar when riding lifts.
Weather and Terrain
Unpredictable weather, as well as rugged, uneven, irregular and slippery conditions exists. YOU ASSUME THE RISK.
Be aware that trails and roads at Kirkwood are used for many purposes during the summer. Mountain bikes, hikers, horses, motorized vehicles, construction equipment and others may be encountered at any time.
Helmets and sturdy shoes with good tread are recommended at all times. Child carriers or tow-behind bikes are not permitted and all bikes must have two working brakes. All loose clothing, bags or packs should be firmly secured so they do not interfere with the bicycle’s moving parts.
Mountain bikers must always yield to other non-motorized trail users. Should you encounter hikers or horses on any trail, you must yield the right-of-way. Ride on designated trails only and obey all posted signs and warnings. Failure to do so may result in lift ticket and/or pass revocation.
Kirkwood asks that everyone is cautious and respectful of wildlife; please do not approach or feed any of our wildlife. Hikers rarely encounter bears, but if you do please remain calm and back away slowly.
All mountain bikers must obey the NORBA Code
I will yield the right-of-way to other non-motorized trail users.
I will use caution when overtaking another and will make my presence known well in advance.
I will maintain control of my speed at all times.
I will stay on designated trails.
I will not disturb wildlife or livestock.
I will not litter.
I will respect public and private property.
I will always be self-sufficient.
I will not travel solo in remote areas.
I will observe the practice of minimum impact bicycling.
I will always wear a helmet whenever I ride.